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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656502/integrating-desalination-and-energy-storage-via-saltwater-based-hybrid-sodium-ion-supercapacitor
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Zhaowei Guo, Yuanyuan Ma, Xiaoli Dong, Mengyan Hou, Yonggang Wang, Yongyao Xia
Ever-increasing freshwater scarcity and energy crisis problems require efficient saltwater desalination and energy storage technologies. However, the both targets are generally considered separately. Herein, a hybrid sodium-ion supercapacitor, involving a carbon-coated nano-NaTi2(PO4)3 based battery-anode and an activated carbon based capacitive-cathode, is developed to simultaneously realize above targets. On charge, the supercapacitor removes salt in flowing saltwater electrolyte through Cl- electrochemical adsorption in cathode and Na+-intercalation in anode...
April 15, 2018: ChemSusChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656399/differences-between-skilled-nursing-facilities-in-risk-of-subsequent-long-term-care-placement
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James S Goodwin, Shuang Li, Addie Middleton, Kenneth Ottenbacher, Yong-Fang Kuo
OBJECTIVES: To determine how the risk of subsequent long-term care (LTC) placement varies between skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and the SNF characteristics associated with this risk. DESIGN: Population-based national cohort study with participants nested in SNFs and hospitals in a cross-classified multilevel model. SETTING: SNFs (N=6,680). PARTICIPANTS: Fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries (N=552,414) discharged from a hospital to a SNF in 2013...
April 14, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656346/hip-fracture-patients-who-experience-a-greater-fluctuation-in-rdw-during-hospital-course-are-at-heightened-risk-for-all-cause-mortality-a-prospective-study-with-2-year-follow-up
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P Yin, H Lv, Y Li, Y Meng, L Zhang, L Zhang, P Tang
This study aims to detect whether there remains valuable prognostic information in fluctuation of red cell distribution width (RDW) in hip fracture patients. Results show that this readily available parameter may provide a more effective strategy for assessment of mortality risk, therefore providing a reference for clinical planning and decision-making. INTRODUCTION: Prognostic values have been found in the fluctuation of some hematologic parameters. The red cell distribution width (RDW) routinely reported with all complete blood cell counts (CBC) has proven to be associated with poor outcomes in various diseases...
April 14, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656310/emission-of-heavy-metals-from-an-urban-catchment-into-receiving-water-and-possibility-of-its-limitation-on-the-example-of-lodz-city
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Grazyna Sakson, Agnieszka Brzezinska, Marek Zawilski
Heavy metals are among the priority pollutants which may have toxic effects on receiving water bodies. They are detected in most of samples of stormwater runoff, but the concentrations are very variable. This paper presents results of study on the amount of heavy metals discharged from urban catchment in Lodz (Poland) in 2011-2013. The research was carried out to identify the most important sources of their emission and to assess the threats to receiving water quality and opportunities of their limitation. The city is equipped with a combined sewerage in the center with 18 combined sewer overflows and with separate system in other parts...
April 14, 2018: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656253/disposal-of-olive-mill-wastewater-with-dc-arc-plasma-method
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Beycan Ibrahimoglu, M Zeki Yilmazoglu
Olive mill wastewater is an industrial waste, generated as a byproduct of olive oil production process and generally contains components such as organic matter, suspended solids, oil, and grease. Although various methods have been developed to achieve the disposal of this industrial wastewater, due to the low cost, the most common disposal application is the passive storage in the lagoons. The main objective of this study is to reduce pollution parameters in olive mill wastewater and draw water to discharge limits by using plasma technology...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656154/acute-recanalization-of-a-partially-thrombosed-large-intracranial-aneurysm
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E Atallah, E Valle-Giler, T Elarjani, N Chalouhi, S Tjoumakaris, R H Rosenwasser, N Herial, M R Gooch, H Zarzour, P Jabbour
BACKGROUND: Thrombosed large intracranial aneurysms(TLIAs) are not continuously contemplated as stable lesions. Completely occluded large IAs' spontaneous recanalization has been previously described. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a middle-aged patient presenting with agitation, acute headache, visual field defects and left hemiparesis. A large thrombosed Posterior Communicating (PCom) artery aneurysm was identified with an infarct at the same arterial territory on neuroimaging studies...
April 12, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656097/treatment-of-epilepsy-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Ioanna Dagiasi, Victor Vall, Eva Kumlien, Joachim Burman, Johan Zelano
PURPOSE: The prevalence of epilepsy is increased in multiple sclerosis (MS), but information on AED treatment and seizure outcome is scarce. We describe epilepsy characteristics including the use of AEDs and proportion of seizure-free patients at two tertiary hospitals in Sweden. METHOD: We retrospectively studied electronic medical records of all patients with a diagnosis of MS and seizures at Sahlgrenska university hospital and Uppsala university hospital. Clinical data were reviewed until 2017...
April 5, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656002/dangers-of-outpatient-nimodipine-use-after-spontaneous-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-accordance-with-the-comprehensive-stroke-center-guidelines
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Ching-Jen Chen, Cassie Turnage, Jennifer D Sokolowski, Jeyan S Kumar, M Yashar Kalani, Min S Park
Despite the adverse effects and unclear benefit of the complete 21-day course of nimodipine therapy, The Joint Commission mandates adherence to nimodipine treatment for 21 days after hemorrhage or after hospital discharge if discharged within 21 days for Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC) certification. We hereby present a 67 year-old male patient with Hunt-Hess grade 2 and Fisher grade 3 non-aneurysmal spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage who was discharged with oral nimodipine as stipulated by the CSC guidelines, and subsequently developed symptomatic hypotension...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655872/-contribution-of-the-scrotal-flap-for-the-coverage-of-ischial-and-perineal-pressure-ulcers
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M Vantomme, R Viard, R Aimard, P-L Vincent, J-P Comparin, D Voulliaume
INTRODUCTION: The ischiatric pressure sore is a common pathology in rehabilitated spinal cord injured people, despite careful prevention. Medical treatment by discharge and directed healing is not always sufficient and surgery using local musculocutaneous flaps is often essential. Unfortunately, recidivism is frequent and the availability of local flaps is limited. The scrotal flap is an excellent complement to classic flaps, gluteal flaps or hamstrings. It can be used alone or in addition to another musculocutaneous flap, in first or second intention...
April 11, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655837/outcomes-of-early-liver-transplantation-for-patients-with-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis
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Brian P Lee, Neil Mehta, Laura Platt, Ahmet Gurakar, John P Rice, Michael R Lucey, Gene Y Im, George Therapondos, Hyosun Han, David W Victor, Oren K Fix, Lisanne Dinges, Deepti Dronamraju, Christine Hsu, Michael D Voigt, Mary E Rinella, Haripriya Maddur, Sheila Eswaran, Jessica Hause, David Foley, R Mark Ghobrial, Jennifer L Dodge, Zhiping Li, Norah A Terrault
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The American Consortium of Early Liver Transplantation (LT) for Alcoholic Hepatitis comprises 12 centers from 8 United Network for Organ Sharing regions studying early LT (without mandated period of sobriety) for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis (AH). We analyzed outcomes of these patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of consecutive patients with a diagnosis of severe AH and no prior diagnosis of liver disease or episodes of AH, who underwent LT before 6 months of abstinence from 2006 through 2017 at 12 centers...
April 12, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655830/medicare-expenditures-by-race-ethnicity-after-hospitalization-for-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Boback Ziaeian, Paul A Heidenreich, Haolin Xu, Adam D DeVore, Roland A Matsouaka, Adrian F Hernandez, Deepak L Bhatt, Clyde W Yancy, Gregg C Fonarow
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to analyze cumulative Medicare expenditures at index admission and after discharge by race or ethnicity. BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a growing proportion of heart failure (HF) admissions. Research on health care expenditures for patients with HFpEF is limited. METHODS: Records of patients discharged from the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure registry between 2006 and 2014 were linked to Medicare data...
April 5, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655827/30-day-episode-payments-and-heart-failure-outcomes-among-medicare-beneficiaries
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Rishi K Wadhera, Karen E Joynt Maddox, Yun Wang, Changyu Shen, Robert W Yeh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the association of 30-day payments for an episode of heart failure (HF) care at the hospital level with patient outcomes. BACKGROUND: There is increased focus among policymakers on improving value for HF care, given its rising prevalence and associated financial burden in the United States; however, little is known about the relationship between payments and mortality for a 30-day episode of HF care. METHODS: Using Medicare claims data for all fee-for-service beneficiaries hospitalized for HF between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2014, we examined the association between 30-day Medicare payments at the hospital level (beginning with a hospital admission for HF and across multiple settings following discharge) and patient 30-day mortality using mixed-effect logistic regression models...
April 5, 2018: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655630/is-varicella-vaccination-associated-with-pediatric-arterial-ischemic-stroke-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Shannon E MacDonald, Douglas C Dover, Michael D Hill, Adam Kirton, Kimberley A Simmonds, Lawrence W Svenson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Varicella disease is a risk factor for pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke (AIS). Isolated case reports have emerged suggesting that varicella vaccination may also pose a risk for AIS. METHODS: This retrospective population-based cohort study assessed the risk of AIS in children who received a varicella-containing vaccine, as compared to those who did not. The study cohort consisted of children born between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2013, in the Canadian province of Alberta, where all routine childhood vaccinations are publicly-funded, and recorded in a central immunization repository...
April 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655571/a-rapid-access-chest-pain-clinic-racpc-initial-australian-experience
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C Yu, M J Sheriff, A C C Ng, S Brazete, J Gullick, D B Brieger, L Kritharides, H C Lowe
Chest pain is the second most common presenting symptom to emergency departments (ED) in Australia, although up to 85% of these patients do not have an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Cardiologist-led rapid access chest pain clinics (RACPC) have been proposed overseas to assist in the management of such patients, with prompt outpatient assessment if patients are deemed low risk and discharged from the ED. The use of RACPCs in Australia has been only recently proposed; we therefore sought to examine one such RACPC in an Australian context...
December 11, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655553/transitional-care-post-tavi-a-pilot-initiative-focused-on-bridging-gaps-and-improving-outcomes
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Sandra Wong, Lorraine Montoya, Bonnie Quinlan
Interventions focused on ensuring safe transitions for patients from hospital to home can assist in providing continuity of care, preventing readmissions, and reducing duplication of services. Patients undergoing a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedure are often frail, elderly, and have multiple co-morbidities. A pilot initiative evaluating transitional care strategies through telephone follow up was implemented in a tertiary centre with the aim to identify gaps and intervene, preventing re-admission and improving patient outcomes...
April 11, 2018: Geriatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655484/oral-pentobarbital-suspension-for-children-sedation-during-mr-imaging
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J Schlatter, S Kabiche, N Sellier, J-E Fontan
OBJECTIVES: The efficacy and safety of an oral pentobarbital suspension for sedation during pediatric MR imaging were assessed. METHODS: Data were recorded from October 2016 to January 2017. The exact dose of oral pentobarbital suspension was given for each child with an oral syringe. Parameters recorded included the patient's age and weight, the time required to sedate, the duration of sedation, the time required to discharge, and quality of MR imaging. The adverse effects were recorded...
April 11, 2018: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655430/use-of-dielectric-barrier-discharge-ionization-to-minimize-matrix-effects-and-expand-coverage-in-pesticide-residue-analysis-by-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Felipe J Lara-Ortega, José Robles-Molina, Sebastian Brandt, Alexander Schütz, Bienvenida Gilbert-López, Antonio Molina-Díaz, Juan F García-Reyes, Joachim Franzke
Although electrospray ionization (ESI) remains the gold standard ionization source for LC-MS, it exhibits two main limitations: the occurrence of matrix effects and the limited ionization coverage towards nonpolar compounds. Dielectric barrier discharge ionization (DBDI) has gained attraction in recent years as a versatile ionization method in different applications and formats. Here, we report a thorough evaluation of DBDI as ionization interface for LC-MS, which reveals attractive advantages over ESI and atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI) provided its singular ionization mechanism versatility...
August 22, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655399/system-outcomes-associated-with-a-pediatric-emergency-department-clinical-decision-unit
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Derin Karacabeyli, Garth D Meckler, David K Park, Quynh Doan
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULE What is known about the topic? Clinical decision units (CDUs) may reduce short-stay hospitalizations (<48 hours), which are associated with longer lengths of stay, increased staffing needs and higher costs. What did this study ask? What are the disposition outcomes and emergency department (ED) return rates following CDU care? Has CDU implementation changed short-stay hospitalization rates? What did this study find? Most CDU patients were discharged, and short-stay hospitalization rate significantly decreased by 0...
April 15, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655386/a-comparative-network-analysis-of-eating-disorder-psychopathology-and-co-occurring-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-before-and-after-treatment
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Kathryn E Smith, Tyler B Mason, Ross D Crosby, Li Cao, Rachel C Leonard, Chad T Wetterneck, Brad E R Smith, Nicholas R Farrell, Bradley C Riemann, Stephen A Wonderlich, Markus Moessner
BACKGROUND: Network analysis is an emerging approach in the study of psychopathology, yet few applications have been seen in eating disorders (EDs). Furthermore, little research exists regarding changes in network strength after interventions. Therefore the present study examined the network structures of ED and co-occurring depression and anxiety symptoms before and after treatment for EDs. METHOD: Participants from residential or partial hospital ED treatment programs (N = 446) completed assessments upon admission and discharge...
April 15, 2018: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655383/hospitalisations-due-to-bacterial-gastroenteritis-a-comparison-of-surveillance-and-hospital-discharge-data
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E Scallan, P M Griffin, H Q McLean, B E Mahon
Studies estimating the human health impact of the foodborne disease often include estimates of the number of gastroenteritis hospitalisations. The aims of this study were to examine the degree to which hospital discharge data underreport hospitalisations due to bacterial gastroenteritis and to estimate the frequency of stool sample submission among patients presenting with gastroenteritis. Using linked laboratory and hospital discharge data from a healthcare organisation and its affiliated hospital, we examined the International Classification of Disease (ICD-9-CM) diagnosis codes assigned to hospitalised adults with culture-confirmed Campylobacter, Salmonella, or Escherichia coli O157 infections and determined the frequency of stool sample submission...
April 15, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
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